The Latest Executive Moves in the Mobile World

Mobile Magazine highlights the latest executive appointments and departures that are set to drive innovation and business success

1. Marika Auramo

Job From: Chief Business Officer EMEA, SAP

Job To: CEO, Vodafone Business

Marika Auramo

"I am looking forward to working with Margherita Della Valle and the management team and to engaging with Vodafone’s customers and partners."

Former SAP exec Marika Auramo has been appointed CEO of Vodafone Business. Marika joined SAP in 1999 and has held a diverse set of leadership roles since then, including COO EMEA North, Managing Director for the Nordic and Baltic region, Global COO of SAP Database and Data Management in the US, and Interim President of the EMEA region. She will take over from Giorgio Migliarina, who has successfully led Vodafone Business as interim CEO.

2. Dr. Christine Knackfuss-Nikolic

Job From: SVP Digital Business & Transformation, Telekom Deutschland GmbH

Job To: CTO, T-Systems International

Dr. Christine Knackfuss-Nikolic

Dr. Christine Knackfuss-Nikolic has been announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of T-Systems International GmbH. In this role, she is a member of the extended management team and reports directly to CEO Dr. Ferri Abolhassan. As CTO, she is also responsible for T-Systems’ Cyber Security Tribe, which will continue to be managed by Thomas Masicek.

3. Ben Elms

Job From: Chief Revenue Officer, Expereo

Job To: CEO, Expereo

Ben Elms

Expereo has announced former Vodafone Global Enterprise Business chief Ben Elms as its new CEO. He will be responsible for driving the company's strategic vision, enhancing operational efficiency, and fostering innovation to meet the evolving needs of Expereo's global customer base, bringing over 25 years of relevant experience.

4. Lorna Gibb

Job From: VP Labor & Employment, Nokia

Job To: Interim Chief People Officer, Nokia

Lorna Gibb

Nokia has announced the appointment of Lorna Gibb, Vice President of Labor & Employment, as its interim chief people officer after Amy Hanlon-Rodemich decided to step down. Before joining Nokia in 2022, she held the position of Chief People Officer of GlobalLogic, and was also Vice President of Human Resources at Synopsys.



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